When charged with an offence that warrants fingerprinting, the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) keep a record of your fingerprints.

If later on, you are found not guilty of the offence, you may apply to have your fingerprints and/or photographs destroyed. To qualify, the charges must be withdrawn, dismissed, discharged, or stayed, and you must not have a previous criminal record.

How to Apply for Fingerprint Destruction

Those who qualify to have their fingerprints and/or photographs destroyed may mail in the completed Fingerprint Destruction application form and $33.90 processing fee to:

Halton Regional Police Service
Attention: Information and Records Services
2485 North Service Road West
Oakville, Ontario L6M 3H8

Please note that it may take up to one year for your application to be processed completely.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact:
Information and Records Services
Phone: 905-825-4777 ext. 5430